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Keeping Dublin Airport Safe from Drones

Dublin Airport has launched a safety awareness campaign specifically aimed at drone users.

To protect the airfield, signage has been mounted on the airport's perimeter fence indicating that Dublin Airport is a No Drone Zone and highlighting that it is illegal to operate a drone in the vicinity of the airport.



Turkish Now Airline Partner of 3Arena

Turkish Airlines and Live Nation Ireland have just announced an exciting new partnership, in which Turkish Airlines becomes 'The Official Airline Partner' of 3Arena Dublin for the next three years.

3Arena,the Live Nation Ireland owned 13,000 capacity Amphitheatre-style Dublin venue, plays a significant role in the Irish entertainment industry, hosting up to 100 events per year.



Work Begins on £2.5 million on New BIAL Retail and Forecourt

Work has begun on the new £2.5 million retail, food hall and fuel forecourt at Belfast International Airport.

The contract to build on the 1.6-acre site was awarded to building and civil engineering contractors, RJ McKelvey Ltd of Castlederg, County Tyrone.



Dublin Europe's Fastest Growing Major Airport In 2016

Dublin Airport was the fastest growing major airport in Europe last year, according to new figures released this morning by ACI Europe, which is the trade association for European airports.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 11.5 per cent in 2016, making Dublin the leading performer among the top tier of European airports.



Speed Networking at THE BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT 2017

This year, more than 20 top travel companies will be joining in the Speed Networking sessions at THE BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT 2017.

During this morning event, travel companies will showcase their new products and educate travel agents on new and exciting developments.



No Word of How Cook Closures will Affect NI

It has still not been confirmed if Thomas Cook will close any of its Northern Ireland stores following the announcement that it is set to shut 39 of its retail stores across the UK.

The move comes after the operator closed 28 high street stores between October and December last year.



RCI Appoints New UK & Ireland Director

Royal Caribbean has appointed Amanda Darrington (pictured right) as Sales Director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin's promotion to Associate Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland.

Starting on April 24, Amanda will lead and oversee the 30-strong Royal Caribbean sales team in the UK & Ireland, bringing with her a wealth of experience earned across her career in the travel industry.



Companies and Destinations On The Crest of Wave Awards

The prestigious Wave Awards have returned to celebrate the destinations, operators and attractions that continue to make cruising one of the fastest growing and most popular holiday choices.

Held at London's Royal Garden Hotel and hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke, the second annual Wave Awards honoured the outstanding performances across five cruise-related categories and 34 awards.



Virgin Launches First Direct Heathrow-Barbados Flight

Virgin Atlantic is to operate the only direct Heathrow-Barbados flight this winter (2017-18).

And Northern Ireland travellers can of course access the flights to the popular Caribbean destination via British Airways and Aer Lingus flights from George Best Belfast City Airport.



Tenerife Tourism Surge Boosted by UK Visitors

Tourism to Tenerife has surged to a record 2.05 million visitors last year - and the UK has been a major player in the figures.

The Tenerife Tourism Corporation said the UK retained its position as the largest market for the island, where more than a third of all visitors are British.



Stena Line Teams Up With Mercy Ships Worldwide

The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world's largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership.

The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena Line itself as well as amongst its passengers and partners.



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